Successful IFE Engineering Council peer reviewing and interviewing training day

The IFE held a successful Engineering Council (EngC) Peer Reviewing and Interviewing training day on 6 December, organised by the IFE’s EngC team. This annual training event provides current IFE Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Chartered Engineers (CEng) registrants the opportunity to learn about the reviewing and interviewing process for CEng applications, with a focus on developing future IFE reviewers.

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Mandatory CPD checking for Engineering Council Registrants

Carrying out regular CPD is recommended for all IFE members; however those who are also registered with the Engineering Council (EngC) are obliged to undertake CPD as part of the registration agreement. Each year, all Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs), including the IFE, are required by the Engineering Council to select a random sample of their EngC registrants’ CPD.

The process of the 2019 random CPD sampling will shortly begin and those selected will be contacted in early December so if you are a registered CEng, IEng or EngTech we would suggest that you ensure that your CPD record is up to date.

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Engineering Council releases new videos promoting registration and CPD

new video from the Engineering Council promotes the benefits of professional registration for individuals, whether they are entering the engineering profession or looking for the next step to progress their career.

As well as communicating registrants’ competence and demonstrating their commitment to employers, clients, peers and the profession as a whole, registration also provides a firm foundation of ethics, sustainability and professionalism. Featuring CEO Alasdair Coates, a Chartered Engineer for over 30 years, the video describes how valuable professional registration has been to him. The video can be viewed here.

In addition, a CPD video has been released which explains its importance in demonstrating the competence of professional engineers and technicians. This latest video can be viewed here.

Shaping the future of Standards consultation

The Engineering Council is currently carrying out a five-yearly review of its Standards. The review includes the requirements for registration as a professional engineer or technician and the rules and guidelines for carrying out registration and the processes that support it. A key purpose of the review is to ensure that the Standards remain fit-for-purpose as engineering and the wider world changes.

Consultation is central to this review and the Engineering Council are keen to hear from anyone who has an interest in the Standards or how they work. To view further information about the consultation or to take part please click here. Please note, the consultation closes at midnight on 24th October 2018.

Engineering Council launches new CPD aid

The Engineering Council has launched a new animation on understanding CPD obligations for professionally registered engineers. The short video highlights that CPD can be recorded in a number of ways and should be based on an individual’s learning needs.

To view the animation, click here. The Engineering Council’s CPD Code for Registrants can also be viewed via this link.

Madeleine Jones of Sellafield Ltd wins WES’s Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

The Women’s Engineering Society is delighted to announce the winner of the Karen Burt Award 2017 as the candidate nominated by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Madeleine Jones of Sellafield Ltd. This prestigious annual award for a newly chartered woman engineer, now in its 19th year, recognises the candidate’s excellence and potential in the practice of engineering, highlights the importance of Chartered status, as well as offering recognition to contributions made by the candidate to the promotion of the engineering profession.

Madeleine Jones is currently Deputy Operations Manager, Legacy Ponds & Silos for Sellafield Ltd.

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